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Behind the Batik // Intro to Our Obsession

At AND.M, we believe that if batik could speak, it would tell us countless stories, of its vast and continued influence in Indonesian culture as well as stories of its own technical evolution. It’s because of its amazing history and skill needed that we so passionately want to share it with you through slow fashion. Through its evolution, batik has grown and divided itself into two distinct styles of production: tulis (hand-painted batik) and cap (stamp batik). Whilst all styles are beautiful – each requiring the attention of highly trained artisans, at AND.M we have chosen to focus on batik made in the tulis and cap methods. These continually challenge artists and often produce stunning results in their complexity and...

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